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The motor starts when I press the start button but the drum doesn't spin.

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Your belt is broke.

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If you can turn the drum and then the dryer starts you have a bad motor. The way the dryer works is when you initially push the start button, electricity is sent to the start winding, or stator, of the motor. This will in turn start the motor turning. From there the stator will drop out of the electrical process and at the same time the run winding, or rotor, will take over and the motor will continie to run. Your stator is damaged, has a burn spot, etc so by you turning the drum, the belt around the drum is moved which is attached to the motor pulley. You basically take the place of the stator. Long story short, you have a bad motor.

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not a good model number,most likely you have a broken belt as long as it starts,heats but the drum doesn't spin,if you get a buzzing sound and it doesn't start you could have something stuck in the blower wheel,the motor is jammed or the motor is bad,you can open the door,push the door switch in,spin the drum with your other hand and have someone push the start button,if it starts you have a bad motor.

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No most likely your motor is starting to seize up if you can use your hand to spin the drum while holding the dryer switch down and pressing the start button and this causes your drum to spin then the windings on the inside of the motor have become weak and you would need to change the motor in the unit. And if you do order a motor for the unit you should also order a new blower wheel as well because the wheel is made out of plastic and usually when you try to remove the blower wheel from the motor from the rear of the machine 8 out of 10 times the wheel will break because it has been attached to the motor for so long. If you have any further questions message me back and please also remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation Thanks Rick
p.s on the other hand if you can hear the motor running but drum doesnt spin then yes this would be a broken belt issue with you unit

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does it make noise like the motor is running but the belt is not attached? or does it hum and stop after you let go of the start button ?
lets assume it hums... open the door you will see a little button for the door switch, hold that down and have someone else press and hold the start button, CAREFULLY spin the drum clockwise if the drum spins on its own then you will need a new motor and probably a blower cause typically you have to break them off and i mean break all the way down to the stem just so you can take the motor off, atleast thats the way i did it after trying the other way and needing stitches.
if the motor sounds like its running but the drum doest turn, you will probably need a new belt.
lastly if you press the start button and nothing happens, check for voltage, second check door switch, next check for continuity with a multimeter at the thermal fuse, with the wires disconnected from the thermal fuse.

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An LE Error Code is indicative of a ?Locked Motor? or ?Overload in the Motor?. This is rarely caused by a problem with the machine and in most instances resolvable over the phone. Q1:Are there suds in the drum? -->Oversudsing is the main cause of LE error codes. Using non-HE detergents or too much detergent will cause stress on the motor. Oversudsing can also cause leaking and odor. Follow the steps below to resolve an LE error code caused by oversudsing. --> Step 1: Unplug the unit and let machine sit for 30 minutes to allow suds to dissolve. Step 2: Press the POWER button to turn on the washer. Step 3: Press the SPIN SPEED button to select ?No Spin?. Step 4: Press the START/PAUSE button to begin drain only. Step 5: After cycle is complete, remove the items from the machine. Press POWER to turn on, RINSE&SPIN button, then START/PAUSE. Repeat, if necessary. This will remove excess suds and light residue from drum. Do this until no suds are seen in drum. Q2: Is this a new installation? -->In new installations, the code can appear simply due to a miscommunication between the control board and the motor. In this instance, the unit will simply need to be reset, much like rebooting a computer. Unplug unit, press and hold start/pause button for 5 seconds, plug unit in and test with a Rinse/Spin cycle. Q3:Is a large load size in a gentle wash cycle? -->Gentle wash cycles, such as Perm Press, Delicates, Hand Wash, and Wool/Silk should only be used for smaller loads. Because these cycles are more gentle in tumbling and spinning, putting too much in the drum can register an issue with the motor. Remove items, reset unit and test with a Rinse/Spin cycle. Q4:Is the washer overloaded? -->Single bulky items (comforters) or extremely large loads can add extra weight to the drum which stresses the motor. Remove some clothing and restart. If it doesn?t work, unplug unit and let it sit for 30 minutes to allow motor to cool. Then restart the cycle.

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